While the title of the Catholic Register article contains the word demand, the yellow journalism style is not repeated in the article itself. The article is, however, another example of the arrogance of Catholic Church and its Canadian bishops:
Canada’s bishops have expressed dismay over a B.C. Supreme Court decision June 15 to strike down Criminal Code provisions against euthanasia and assisted suicide.
“I strongly urge the government to appeal this extremely flawed and dangerous ruling,” said Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller in a statement released the day of the decision.
Archbishop Miller is contributing to the culture of fear and misinformation about assisted suicide and euthanasia by framing the conversation so that it appears that the decision will allow for the indiscriminate murder of
the sick, the elderly, the handicapped and vulnerable by encouraging them to commit suicide or through deliberately killing them by euthanasia?
The Catholic Church is deliberately distorting the B.C. Supreme Court decision by using the emotive words, flawed, dangerous and killing and by pretending that its concern is to protect the vulnerable and the elderly from abuse. According to LifeCanada executive director Natalie Hudson Sonnen,
“We should be providing Canadians with more protection, not opening the doors to killing people.”
The Catholic Church is focused and centered around Jesus Christ, who, according to Christian mythology, was crucified and died in extreme pain and agony. Its bishops believe everyone should emulate Jesus by enduring the agony of a painful and undignified death.